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've talked about it far hundred years, it's time to write about hit in the books of law. the job of the president-- and obama has done this magnificently-- is to make america feel its greatness, its ideals to arouse our idealism. it's also the job of a president to write it in the books of law, to get actual legislation passed. that's what a nation is governed by and the second term in my mind is going to hinge on what is written in the books of law. >> rose: two things, one is that there's no question that l.b.j. is the most formidable political human figure i've ever met and if we had only known that person that bob caro knows through his research that i was lucky enough to know when i was 24 years old i think the country would have been felt differently there was one moment that he spoke to a bunch of reporters and he was himself and he never did that again. the teleprompter was a girdle on him. to go back to what bob woodward said, we can't forget that the republicans have attacked the democrats and obama even more fiercely than he's attacked them so it's not like he's out th
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a budget. tts rule of the law that by april 15th, you have to. so, we're saying we will extend the debt limit until the timeline where you have a budget, a road map. so you stop digging yourself in the hole and we get out of this problem. part of not having the budget has gotten us into this problem in the first place. >> the senate is had an operating under the 2011 budget control act. demanding the senate pass a budget really doesn't do anything. it also violates the so-called boehner rule, which requires any bill to have cuts equal to the rise of the debt ceiling. republicans are making up for this by saying congress will get paid -- will not get paid unless the senate passes a budget. even republican congressman darryl issa knows it's a violation of the 27th amendment not to pay congress. when told about the plan, issa said that's unconstitutional. he wants a paycheck. now republicans are claiming the plan will just withhold pay for congress. so all of them will get paid, no matter what. what is it? it's just a big sham. it's just a big game. nancy pelosi rejected the plan as a gimm
in on that. 56% of respondents want stricter laws. 42% say no change or less strict laws. is that enough for the president to get his gun control initiatives through congress? >> no. one of the things that we see in gun control as in some other issues is an asymmetry between the people who, in larger, the number of people who in general support stricter law, but the intensity, the fervency of people who oppose those las. so the intensity is on the side of the opponents. one of the things that might have surprised some people in our journal nbc poll was the national rifle association had a somewhat better image that some people expected. on par, on balance, it was a positive image. only down slightly in terms of the negatives since the newtown tragedy. and so you know, you look back in history. after columbine, the nra was in neg territory, but after the gabby giffords shooting two years ago in positive territory. they're still isn't positive territory and they're the leading edge of the effort to turn back those restrictions. that doesn't mean the president can't get them through, but it
: president obama, sworn in yesterday, promising to change the tax code, immigration laws, and act on climate change. good morning, everyone. we will spend the first part of this morning's "washington journal" on yesterday's inaugural address. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. also, send us a tweet, twitter.com/c-spanwj. post your comments on facebook, or you can e-mail us. journal@c-span.org. let me begin this morning, this is "the wall street journal," had line. "obama vows aggressive agenda." "he is looking beyond the fiscal battle set to dominate the coming weeks." and then a side story, an analysis. "the president is set to fight over a new to do list." "the inauguration was not only grayer, he sounded less like a man ready for lofty flights and more ready for ground battles." and then here is "the washington post," this morning. there had lyme, "we must act." -- there had line, "we must act -- their headline, "we must act." "the new york times," this morning, "a limitless vision." "speech gives quiet goals center stage." "our jou
>>> good morning. four more years. >> health care reform is no longer -- it is the law of the land. >>> united states conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >>> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >>> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >>> president barack obama, the 44th president, takes the oath of office to serve a second term. and we're here for all the tradition, pageantry and tradition "today," monday, january 21st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the second inauguration of barack obama, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from washington, d.c. >>> and good monday morning to you, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a monday morning from capitol hill. as you look at the white house there, now the capitol. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, natalie morales and mr. al roker. >> beautiful sunrise in washington. no matter who you voted for, this is an historic day for th
? >> she went on to be on l.a. law. >> turns out to be a sexy song. see what i mean? >> i would have worn my bell-bottoms if i had known. >> hal: we're on the radio and even the cameras from current can't see below so make it up. >> i have bell-bottoms on. >> it is the theatre of the pants. >> it is not pants-free friday yet. >> hal: that doesn't matter. with jim you don't know. it is a crapshoot. will he have pants today or not? >> i forgot. >> hal: sometimes i'll call in and chris, is it a pants day. he'll go nope. i'll have to pay whoever is in the car with me $5. >> hosen day. >> hal: speaking of later hosen, no, i was leading -- the no pants area, it was just we all had to get slightly dressed up this weekend because we all had balls. >> even jacki. >> jacki and i had balls. >> i did not have balls this weekend. >> no balls. >> didn't want to wear a tux. >> okay. i don't have a tux. >> you can rent a tux. >> i didn't want to travel with a tux. >> you can rent a tux. did you not go to prom? >> it took a month to fit him for a tux. >> have to bring in extra shoulder fabric and create e
the first mother-in-law walk through the marion robertson, ma leaand sasha obama. ma leais 14 and sasha is 11. they are dressed head to toe in jay crew. >> thank you for the fashion. >> i will be keeping up with the fashion all day. >> what do you look to in the past when you look at a second inaugural? >> i think it's another affirmation of the american system, have people out on the mall, see the president and the transfer of power and that's the glory of american system and that's what george washington brought, the first person to give up power, no one thought he was going to do it. even though it's a ceremony but it's a ceremony that is -- it bring's lot to our country and to our nation. >> is it one of those ceremonies, do you agree with beverly and richard that the second time in many respects, speaks more to what people's expectations are of their president than the first time. >> there's been an affirmation of what braun did by a majority of american people. and it turns out, a bigger majority than people thought. many people thought he wasn't going to win at all so this is, i
for the public to be diligent, and if there is something suspicious, we'd like for them to report it to law enforcement. >> suarez: the idea is to replicate 2009-- there were no arrests, despite a crowd of some two million people, officials u®4w just a few years ago, when her ñrçóÑiÑiÑii ay takes on a special meaning. >> i think the hugest thing is +r d+ake by, render a salute, and that's huge evenor myself.çó you know, i may get a glimpse of him, so that's a big deal! >> suarez: and so will millions of others, in person and on televisions, computers and mobile devices across the world. >> he'll walk down the hall, and then he'll go outside, and when he opens those doors, he'll see hundreds of thousands of people cheering at him. it will be a sight that is awesome. : producing awe. >> brown: and now to the man who will be just the fifth inaugural poet in the nation's history. richard blanco was, as he says, "made in cuba"-- he was conceived there; "assembled in spain"-- his mother gave birth to him there; and quickly "imported to the united states"-- he grew up in miami. he trained
stressful moments for the authorities. as a result, we have more than 13,000 military and law enforcement personnel, ready for this event. we have snipers on the roofs. we have biological and chemical units prepared to deal with whatever comes up. we have a high degree of surveillance. satellites zooming in on the mall, as well as hundreds of surveillance cameras, to watch potential suspects. as one official told me last night, we have no specific threat. but we have to be ready for anything, george. >> and i know they've been preparing for this for a year. they've been locking the buildings on the parade route. they've been locking the garbage cans on the parade route. repaved the road. they are taking no chances. we have an incredible team of presidential savvy with us this morning. i want a quick word from two of them sitting with us here. let's start with matthew dowd, contributor to abc news. you have contributed to a combine, as well. both sides of the aisle. what does it take for a president to take a second inauguration and make it soaring? >> well, it's a much different situation
like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> you know, we also use the word ambitious here, and there's no doubt it is ambitious and is it clear at this point exactly, andy, sort of how he's going to prioritize this? does the white house really think that they can make headway on all of these different items that they put forth in the agenda tomorrow? yesterday? >> the inauguration was very much a to-do list for the president and a very progressive, liberal to-do list as we've just explained. at the top of the list, obviously, is resolving the fiscal crises, the brinksmanship that we continue to go through here in washington. but gun control came up in the speech, newtown was referenced, the quiet lanes of newtown were referenced in the speech. that is on the top of the president's agenda as well. and he brought up climate change, this critical environmental issue, several times. especially compared to the one mentioned in his 2009 inauguration. so i think that the fiscal priorities as we
these laws based on the world you live in. why don't you come into the world that we live in? gwen: peter, you wrote about it. our language is so influenced with gun references that we can't get around it. you take aim at something or you take a shot at somebody tfment vice president has even used it it. >> oh, the vice president says i'm shooting for tuesday. >> and there's no silver bullet. >> i do it. i don't pretend that we don't. we all kind of find ourselves -- use the vernacular of guns because it's part of our culture. it's part of our public mythology. that describes a little bit of what you're talking about there's a vast part of the country between the coast that identify with a way of life whether it's factual or not and some people would argue that or not is something that flavors the debate. >> and i think the president was trying by having thatent when he announced those proposals written in the wake of newtown that what the president's trying to do with the white house is change think from a debate about elites tell us what to do ant our god-given rights into a conversatio
are good, his law is good, he should go through congress. he's not a king. reminds me of saddam hussein when he used kids. >> jennifer: the question, which is coming out of all of this is whether the president should fight for rational policy that he knows will not pass an irrational house of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonnell, a 6-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her artwork >> obama: i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace, this fight is worth waging. and for her this fight may even be worth losing in the short term anyway. because while the president might be able to squeak out an unsatisfying victory a small and ugly bill riddled with loopholes and signifying nothing, perhaps in this instance, the better course is to wage the big fight to stand strong over banning assault rifles. even when you know you're no
and uphold our values through strengths of arms and rule of law. we will show courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peaceably not because we are 90 but because engagements can lift suspicion and fear. america " remain at the anger of a strong alliance. we will extend our capacity to manage a crisis and fraud. we will support democracy from asia to africa to the americans to the middle east. our interest and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a source of hope for the port, sick, marginalized, victims of prejudice. peace requires the advance of those principles. tolerance and opportunity. human dignity. justice. we the people declare the most evidence of sure that all of us are declared equal. just as they guided all those men and women we can not walk alone. our individual freedom is inexplicably bound for the freedom. it is our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers began. our journey is not complete until our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not complete until ou
brothers and sisters are treated equal under the law. if we are truly created equal then surely the love we commit to one another is equal as well. no citizen should be forced to wait for hours to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the striving immigrants are allowed to be citizens. our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia so the quiet lanes of nowtown know that they are cared for and cherished, and always safe from harm. >> stephanie: zonks he got gun control and gay rights in that piece. charlie pierce writes obama's speech is a bold resentation of almost everything the democratic party has stood for the last 20 years. >> yeah, i got choked up at a number of different times. the whole inauguration was so boldly inclusive. you have an openly gay latino poet delivering the poem. >> stephanie: and sean hannity said it was the most divisive speech ever. >> and the benediction, the pastor, the gay media uncovered some of his not so nice things he had to say about lbgt peop
values through the strength of arms and rule of law. we the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal equal, is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through seneca falls and selma and stone wall. for our journey is not complete until our wives our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills ofof aof aof appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. >> john: the president said we so many times you could hear screaming from ayn rand's crypt. i'm joined by two astute observers of the political
think he did. >> he's harvard two degrees -- >> so how could he so misstate the law on guns when in fact scalia and the supreme court in 2008 specifically said a woman in anacostia in a crack house next door could have a handgun? and also saying the president exploited this, could somebody tell him he's actually senator of a very large demographically changing state and not the spokesman for the tea party for, like, you know, the greater tea party, the greater houston chapter of the tea party? i was shocked. >> i was shocked too. frankly, because he seemed to be saying in the senatorial way, cruz, my friend and they barely know each other. cruz went after him over and over and over again. it was a very unusual performance by a freshman senator who doesn't seem to want to get along, wants to start a fire here. >> the problem is mika if this had happened in 2010 i'd say i understand the politics of it. the republican party i'm sorry, we have our backs against the wall. the president of the united states has a 52% approval rating. john boehner has an 18% approval
haven't heard anybody in law enforcement connect this -- that the same people responsible, he thinks, for benghazi then went on to that hostage situation in algeria. >>brian: one of the people dead are one of the people said to be in on the benghazi hit. dead in algeria. i don't know where they came from, but they actually perpetrated their crime in algeria. and there are direct links, it seems, among the terrorists, they went from libya maybe with guns, shuttled through qatar to the libyan rebels using those guns against our guys to make that massive hostage grab which resulted in a lot of carnage last week. >>steve: hillary rodham clinton yesterday mentioned that there was a connection. to answer the question, what difference does it make at this point, absolutely. if they would have known that they were terrorists right then, they could have started tracking them down. one of the other things was a couple of times she was complaining about the fact that, you know, essentially she was blaming the republicans. we don't have enough funding for the embassy security and stuff like that
having arrived at the platform, greeting both of his daughters and his wife and mother-in-law. you see behind him, there is vice president biden, chuck schumer, chair of the inaugural committee is the first person we'll hear from and call proceedings to order. and then it unfolds like the greatest graduation ceremony ever. >> rachel, there's a moment when the new president takes over, like when reagan took over from carter, when the chief of secret service walks behind one guy to the other guy, it is pretty creepy. it is pretty creepy when you're the guy losing protection, but nicely enough, it will be the same guy there. >> jerry ford was the first president who upon leaving office from the inauguration of the new president, jimmy carter, decided to leave by helicopter, seen as a rather odd way to leave on the way, but every president has followed that tradition. it is a dramatic way to get out of dodge. also your last ride in marine one. >> you want to allow the indulgence just a bit. >> one of the things as yet undetermined for the second term is who exactly will make up the preside
already predict some serious challenges that include spending caps signed into law in 2011 that could make the next four years extremely difficult from a governing standpoint. let's talk about it with chris wilson, a republican consultant, former executive director of the texas republican party and the president of new heights communications. kristi, to you first. candidate obama in 2008 promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. that hasn't happened. how about by the end of his second? >> well, john, i think what's important to remember is that as president obama is starting his second term, he's doing so in a remarkably strong position with high approval ratings and a great record in his first term. when he started, as we all know, the economy was in the ditch. he was able to successfully get us out of that at the point where last week the u.s. stocks closed at their highest level in five years and was able to pass historic health care legislation. by contrast, republicans have their ratings in the toilet. what that means is that there's probably -- it's going to b
laws in this country. how much a part of the president's resolve will that be in the months coming? >> well, the thing -- the president always said that, you know, you have to do many things at once when you're president, and that's a very important thing. we can't keep replicating these tragedies and it's not just the big tragedies, but the small, smaller strategy dtragedies than the streets every day. so he's determined to move forward on this package of laws. they're not the only things we need to do. some of the things have less to do with government and more to do with what we -- what we do in our home. what our children play and in terms of video games and what they watch. but certainly we need to do something about guns. we are hopeful that we're at a moment when we can pass the impasse that we have seen in the past and really move forward on it. >> hey, david, bob schieffer here. >> hey, bob. >> in normal times, probably we wouldn't report this, but in these fractured times this just in as they say. i'm told that speaker boehner, eric cantor, the number two republican in th
voice in the record push for stricter gun control laws following the newtown massacre. we'll talk to mayor bloomberg about the president's new proposals for gun control and what he thinks of the nra. >> marco rubio yesterday was quoted as saying, nothing that the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook. do you agree? >> that's probably true. a woman had guns, it wasn't her son that -- i don't know if she ever went through a background check, but the son certainly didn't. he took his mother's guns and killed people. but that doesn't mean having fewer guns around is a better idea. it's that there are people that go through traffic lights. they just run a red light. does that mean we should getid of all traffic lights? no. in a ma crosense, these laws do work. >> and the ridiculist all at the toll of the hour. erin? >> anderson, thank you very much. >>> now our fifth story "outfront." we're going to talk about manti te'o, a victim or a conspirator? the mystery deepens tonight as we learn more about how the notre dame linebacker was supposedly tricked into
% of americans favor stricter gun laws. and the same poll shows the national rifle association with a higher approval than hollywood. >> the nra's had some good days and bad days in this. and actually that depends on how you look at it. even when the nra has a bad day. and the media is calling them too aggressive. that's a good day for the nra, that usually ends up working in their favor in terms of membership. >> joining me now is los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. it's great to have you with me this morning. and the president is going to have two very big opportunities to sell the country on his proposals about gun violence. first the inaugural address on monday and the state of the union address. as we mentioned, he is turning obama for america into this organization for action and vice president joe biden made this promise to you and your colleagues at the mayor's conference yesterday. i want to show everybody. take a listen. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we're going to take it beyond that. we're going to take it to the american people. we're going to g
that would last. immediately his mother-in-law was in the residence with them. it seems to be working quite well. pete souza, white house photographer in the background. >>> let's get to andrea mitchell on hill right now. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning again to you. this is a panorama. these are the greatest seats where governors and senators will be seated. they will be escorted in a little bit. we'll be talking to some of them from their vantage point and you'll see democrats and republicans. if you pan out a little bit, you'll see well-known republican strategist standing next to me. four years ago, frank, you helped lead a group of republicans who were strategizing, including cantor, all the house leaders, strategizing on how to stop barack obama from achieving his goals. was that a signal of the obstructionism and partisanship that we experienced? >> this is really surreal that i would be standing next to you. i hope we don't lose the contract because of it. republicans did gather four years ago but it was kind of irrelevant. they lost the house, the senate, the white h
days after the state enacted a gun control law that included privacy provisions for permit holders. that's our wrap on guns this monday morning. time we brought you something completely different. a mob assassination in russia. we're going talk about it because when the top mobster in all of russia is executed in broad daylight by the way it is a big money story. a professor at nyu is here. he is an expert on the russian mob. professor, welcome to the program. >> good to be here. stuart: would i be wrong if i went so far as to say that the mob actually almost runs russia? >> you'd be half right, good academic answer. because in part the mob runs russia. they're very very heavily penetrated in local and national policies. but the flip side is how far do the political leaders run the mob? the thing is in russia these days business, politics, crime, it is very hard to tell the difference. stuart: you analyze this, this is what you do. are you telling us that the russian government controls the mob almost as an arm of government? really? >> let's just say there's arrangements, there's
ammunition feeding devices. the president supports the measure, feinstein will be joined by law enforcement and gun safety and gun violence groups. >> u.s. house agreed to raise the debt limits. that means the government can continue making payments on its loans and not default but the will only extends the limit for three months. it also includes a provision that docks the pay of lawmaker autos new proposed legislation cracking down on so called s.w.a.t.ing prank going on in southern california. celebrities have been targets of the fake 911 calls that are reporting serious emergencies. chris brown was the subject of a s.w.a.t.ing hoax. they call it s.w.a.t.ing because the s.w.a.t. team usually responds. the state senator says he hopes the measure will put an end to the s.w.a.t.ing. >> it will increase penalties on false september 11th calls by making it easier to prosecute a felony and hold perpetrator responsible for costs of the false call. >> no hearing date has been set yet. >> prince hairy back in the united kingdom today. we have new video to show you of his plane touching down this
our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully, not because we are naive about the dangers we face but because engagement can more endureably lift suspicion and fear. [applause] america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crises abroad for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we'll support democracy from asia to africa, from the america's to the middle east because our interests and our consnscinsenceen compel to act on behalf of those who long for freedom and we must be a source of hope for the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice, not out of mere charity but because peace in our time requires a constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes. tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are
of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them .p for the expedientce's sake and so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the ground this -- ground this -- grandest countries to the smallest village where my father was born, and know that america is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, that we are ready to lead once more. [cheers and applause] we call that earlier generations faced down fascism and communities on -- and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. they understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as he pleased. instead they knew that our power grows through its root in use, our security emanates from the justness of our cause the force of our example how much tempered qualities of humility and restraint. we are the keepers of this legacy. guided by these principles once more, we can meet these new threats t
go to commercial break, let's take a look. there you see the -- the president's mother-in-law. gloria, they will be making their way here to -- to the capitol. as the -- president's aides get ready to get in the various cars. what part of the white house is this? >> i think we are looking right now at the north door. the president has been attending a coffee with congressional leaders, with senate leader mitch mcconnell. speaker boehner and congressman eric cantor. i confirmed that. with each of their offices. a nice bipartisan tradition and good way to kick off a new term. those of you discussing he does not do enough socializing with leaders, here he is doing just that. he's been with -- the wives, vice president biden and his wife has been there as has the first lady. they will then head in the motorcade and make their way up here to the capitol where they will go into a hold for about an hour before the president speaks. >> senator john kerry arriving at the capitol. there's senator kerry. >> confirmation hearings. secretary of state. >> this is the entrance you see usually in the
minimum wage and clean air laws and f.d.a and all of those things. from the bottom up, people demanded it in their workplaces, in their coal mines, in their churches and ethnic organizations and their schools. >> well, senator brown, let me congratulate you and your election. they spent $20,000 trying to defeat you and you're still here. >> thank you. >> thanks for your time tonight. >> you're watching a special edition of politics nation on msnbc on a historic day, president obama's inauguration. this is the place for politics. msnbc. ♪ and the home of the brave i didn't think it was anything. i had pain in my abdomen... it just wouldn't go away. i was spotting, but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could be early warning signs of a gynecologic cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer. feeling bloated for no reason. that's what i remember. seeing my doctor probably saved my life. warning signs are not the same for everyone. if you think something's wrong... see your doctor. ask about gynecologic cancer. and get the inside kno
. the progressive era new deal and great society laws were enacted when america was still a young and growing nation. they were enacted in a nation that was vibrant, raw, underinstitutionalized and needing taming. reinvigorating a mature nation means giving government to give people the tools to compete but then opening up a wide field so they do so ruak cowsly creatively. it means spending more here but de regulating more there. it means facing the fact we do have to choose between current benefits to seniors and investments in our future, and that to pretend we don't face that choice as obama did is effectively to sacrifice the future to the past. >> jonathan, first, what do you think of this speech and secondly, what do you think of david's column? >> i thought the president's speech was terrific, a progressive vision for the country. the guy won twice and ran on all the things he talked about yesterday, inclusion, balanced approach to the nation's problems. when it comes to david brooks' column, as mika was reading, i was thinking, how is that different from what the president actually said? i m
laws are important. they should not replace common sense. it feels like the world is becoming more and more lat ijous every day. you may laugh at a story like this. if you think about the bigger problem it represents, it really gets your goat. "anderson cooper 360" starts now. >> good evening, everyone. breaking news. no shortage of compelling stories. unwitting, unknowing woman's face being used in a con. we'll talk to diane o'meara and what it was like to have no connection to manti te'o but be known as his fictitious girlfriend. >>> first, we begin with breaking news. a military story that could seriously alter the political battlefield perhaps for decades to come. cnn has learned that tomorrow defense secretary leon panetta will open the door to women serving in combat units. it won't happen all at once. there will be certain limitations. for the first time in long history of american armed forces, a big door will be opening. the decision comes with plenty of women fighting and dying overseas it's important to mention. at least 130 women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan
't require a vote. it is the law. it says you do nothing, the whole sequester goes through, 1.2 trillion, you know this better than i do, about $100 this will this year. will it go lieu? >> i think the spend being cut will go through one way or the other. obviously i'd rather see us do a budget, prioritizing spending instead of cutting everything and we should eliminate programs that no longer work. one way or another there's a spending cut that will happening. i think it's better if we eliminate programs that are no longer useful and prioritize spending. that's what people do at home and we should be doing here. >> how about letting the spending sequester go through and then have a new budget for the new year and which will presumably trim budgets even more. >> larry, the one issue -- i serve on the armed services committee as well and i think there are some cuts there that go way too far. secretary panetta said we'd be undermining our national security for generations. the safety and security of our country, particularly with what we see happening overseas right now we've got to focus on. o
it the law of the land. these are the people whose main goal in unseating president obama was to go after the health care act. now, they've even weakened on that. >> right. and one of the key divisions within the republican party is, on the one side, you have people who recognize that the 2010 kind of tea party uprising was a momentary phenomenon. the backlash against it has effectively wiped it out. it will be around because it can be self sustaining because there's enough republican districts that you can have several dozen of these members in the house for the foreseeable future. and the other candidate that looked at the 2012 election and said we're on the wrong side of the demographic and political shifts that are happening here. what can we do to change the course of this. but the problem is that there are a ton of republicans who are just fine with controlling the house, controlling a lot of governor's mansions, controlling the kind of consultantcy corporations. a lot of people are doing very well by this status quo. >> especially when the extremists have become unpopular. you know
. clearly, health care spending is our biggest challenge. the fastest-growing expense under current law, once the interest rates go back to one reasonable levels will be interest. the federal government has gone from 2% to 23%. it is projected to go to 37% under our current course by 2040. the. >> and we have to do comprehensive tax reform to generate more revenue. neil: but you have a brief period to do it? >> we need to do a deal in 2013. a grand bargain. they're not done and even years for obvious reasons -- reasons. neil: not to be cynical but that is a tall order. >> we will know all lot more when we hear the "state of the union" and see the budget. but republicans decided not to make the debt ceiling a big issue. was a three budget extension and a month supporter of no pay with no budget but we need to focus on spending. it is a problem but we do need more investment was critical infrastructure but they have to be coupled with a concrete and forceful proposal to deal with deficits. neil: hope springs eternal as they went to the party of president has been reelected to undo what b
the stage. for many people, when the mother-in-law of the president actually moved into the white house, it seemed like the perfect moment for a sitcom. that never happened. but the president's daughters now we've watched them grow up in the white house under four years under the scrutiny of the public eye. i think sasha had the greatest moment of the entire campaign yesterday when after he took the oath of office, she could be audibly heard congratulating her daddy for not messing up. >> jennifer: you know what's ironic about that. i was of watching another program this morning. they were offended that the president after he was done said to his daughter, i did it. as though i did it. i got elected instead of i got through this without messing up. because -- >> jennifer: exactly. it wasn't a we built this moment but famously, four years ago, the president made some -- omitted some words in the oath of office which is why john roberts had to give him the oath of office again the next day. that coupled with the fact that this year, inauguration day falls on a monday and he had to be swor
with not passing a budget even though there's a law, the 1974 budget act, that requires congress by law to pass a budget? what's the enforcement of that? well, there's going to be enforcement after today. and the enforcement is you're not going to get paid like most of the american people do when you dornt do your job. >> right. salary would say go into escrow until the chamber does pass a budget. questions about constitutionality about that though. what do you make of them? >> well, look, we wouldn't be passing it if we didn't think it was constitutional, and the fact of the matter is if the house of representatives passes this with a majority instructing the treasury to withhold our pay if we don't pass a budget, we believe that's constitutional, as does the senate. if you vote with the majority vote, you can withhold our pay. look, what are we talking about if we hit the debt limit? we're not going to pay military personnel. we're not going to pay all those other things we're contractually obligated to do, the same thing with our own pay. if we can't start with ourselves, how can we threaten
for all of this, people. strangely, no one seems too angry about it. we know laws are important. they should not replace common sense. it feels like the world is becoming more and more litigious every day. you may laugh at a story like this. if you think about the bigger problem it represents, it really gets your goat. "piers morgan tonight" is next. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicin
of legislation, and it is extremely unusual. when any of the other major programs were passed, signed into law, they were ultimately done with both democrat and republican votes. >> narrator: it was victory, but experienced washington knew the president would pay for it. >> it came at a high price, the entire first year basically dedicated to this, having their hopes for bipartisanship dashed. >> narrator: now, he and his party would have to wait for a verdict from the electorate-- the midterm elections. >> an historic election for the republican party... >> it's a whole new political world for the president... > narrator: in november of 2010, the president's party suffered a significant defeat... >> now the republicans back in power in the house of representatives... >> narrator: for them, the midterm elections were a disaster. >> democrats are nursing a major midterm hangover. >> it was really one of the first times when the country had a chance to register their opposition to obama. >> tuesday's election was a game changer... >> and boy, did they. >> repudiation of the president and his pol
, that delegate votes won in a primary wouldn't be cast as allocated by state law. >> let me stop you here. you, specifically say "primary." you believe it's different for caucus states? >> well, in a caucus situation, the people are actually elected as delegates, in some way, under state party rules. so it really wasn't an issue with respect to caucus states, because caucus and convention states, if there's no primary involved, the delegates that are elected get to vote the way they want, and candidates run people for delegates and those delegates win. the issue, however, was settled in the tampa convention, and the idea that candidates could disavow and remove dually elected delegates from the states was pulled out at the last minute, so that's not one of the points at issue, currently, in matters that relate to the republican rules. i think the real issue is, will the republican party remove the power grabs, which ben ginsburg, who you mentioned, oversaw in the convention rules committee, and i'm submitting a motion to repeal all those power grabs that can be repealed, by the republican nati
of arms and rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully - not because we are naÏve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear. [applause] america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa, from the americas to the middle east, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. and we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice - not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths - that all of us are created equal - is the star that guides us stil
with stand the republican held house. the group will hear from the atf as well as health and law enforcement representatives and the top lobbyists this week. the senate plans on holding an open amendment vote. this could increase its chances of passing letting both sides of the aisle tackle the specific andments. it could weaken the bill since republicans will be able to change the language and reduce the bill's broad reach. majority reader lead says he is hoping to get the bill through the judiciary committee but he has made it clear he does not support an all-out ban on assault weapons. >>> hillary clinton will face a tough grilling today from the house and senate foreign relations committees. she is set to testify on the september 11th attacks on benghazi. new information suggs am bats dor christopher stephens once suggested moving the compound to al safer location before he was killed during those attacks. more bill is up next. stay with us. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you
activity to your local law enforcement or the fbi. >> it is not just intelligence that they are facing. they also had to consider what the weather conditions are. four years ago, the temperatures were extremely rigid. when you have several hundred thousands of people, many of them young or elderly, you can have people with hypothermia that need radical attention as well. that is part of the big picture. connell: what about the so-called longest mile? >> that is a great question. for people in the security world that cover this event, they call it the longest mile or the toughest mile. it is right along pennsylvania avenue where the president and the first lady are the most exposed to the public. what we have seen in previous years if you have high capacity, high density crowds really concentrated around the capitol building. it tends to dissipate as it towards the white house. the real difficulty is how you'll respond while while trying to minimize any casualties. earlier this week, we spoke to the former chief of staff. he was involved in the security four years ago. >> if you look at
reform law passed that he is able to sign. we are -- what we're fighting for is a passive citizenship, unity of our families and -- added up to 1.5 million individuals. and millions of families impacted by that. we're going to work hard, we listened to him in terms of our activism. we're going to roll up our sleeves and help him do it but we want him top the leadership, the fortitude to get it over that finish line. and we were there for him. we have been there for him for a long time. what we want him to understand is that families are counting on him. there is a mandate from the voters, from latino voters, from asian voters they want their families together. they want an end to the exclusion and, yes, liberty and the fight for equality this time is a fight for immigration reform. >> scott? >> people who say they have the political power and the momentum and determination to see comprehensive immigration reform get through this time. >> bill, thank you very much. here in washington as the clouds lift and the sun breaks out across the front of the capitol, we will have more on the
will defend our people and uphold our values for strengthening of arms and the rule of law. we will try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully, not because we are naÏve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can lessen suspicion and fear. america will remain the anchor. we will renew our institutions that manage crisis abroad. no one has a greater stake at a peaceful world and its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa to america to the middle east, because her interest and conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a sort of hold to the poor and the sick and the marginalized. the victims of prejudice. not out of charity, but because peace in our times requires the constant advance of those principles that are creed describes. tolerance, opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, we declare today that the most evident truths, that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still. just as that guided our forebears through some of the falls, just as excited all those m
reason people. setting the u.s. requires force not words as jungle law as the rule of its survival. reference to higher level nuclear test most likely refers to a device made from highly-enriched uranium which is easier to miniaturize and mount as a warhead, martha. martha: very strong words, steve. so what is the u.s. reaction to all this? >> reporter: so far no reaction from the state department or the u.s.. the u.s. envoy was in seoul and held a news conference and he told reporters this. quote, whether north korea tests or not it is up to north korea. we hope they don't do it. we call on them not to do it. it will be a mistake and a missed opportunity if they do it. that is glen davies. he was in japan and china to discuss a way forward on north korean relations. martha: thank you, steve. >> reporter: you bet. bill: there is a sign that the american workforce is changing. union membership has dropped by 400,000 americans last year. that is the lowest levels we've seen in almost a century. stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company", fox business network. good morning to you, st
is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: at the luncheon which followed a more bipartisan tone. speaker of the house john boehner presented the president with a gift and good wish. >> in the spirit of harmony i'm proud to present the flag that flew over this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you gentlemen i say, congratulations, and godspeed. >> reporter: the most poignant picture of the day was this the president going inside from the west front of the capitol, pausing and turning for one last look down the vast expanse of the national mall. another thing he thought he might not see, some daylight on the debt limit fight. republicans said monday they would vote tomorrow to raise the debt limit for three months that delays at least for a while another showdown on the debt which could result in closing down the government. and in just three weeks we get the second act of the president's inaugural address, his state of the union speech. there he
his law is good, then he should go through congress. not just issue it. he's not a king. even using children reminds me of saddam hussein when he uses kids. >> jennifer: the question that comes out of all of this is whether the president should fight for rational policy that he knows will not pass an irrational house of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonald a sick-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her art work. >> obama: when i look at that painting i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived, the house that layed ahead of her and most of you willall ithink about protecting the most vulnerable among us we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace this fight is worth waging. for her this fight may be worth losing in the short term any way. while the president may might be able to squeak out a small ugly bill riddled with hoop holes and signifying nothing perhaps this instance it's better to stand strong against assault rifles even when you know you're not going to get the votes in congress
it pretty clear the law should treat gays and lesbians equal to the way it treats straight couples. more bill up next. arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [ male announcer ] shift the balance of power decisively in your favor. the exclusive 8-speed transmission and rotary shifter in the 2013 ram 1500. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef slo
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